World Cup Herning 2018

This year we didn’t do the World Cup in Herning, but instead the CDI3* with Bohemian. I considered if we should ride the World Cup, but I decided that he would benefit from another 3* tour in order to build his confidence as much as possible.

Cathrine Dufour Bohemian

First start in the CDI3* Tour was on Friday afternoon, and already from the beginning it seemed like Bohemian was super ready for warming up. He had a lot of energy, but seemed focused as soon as we got onto the arena. He really shined in the Grand Prix. No mistakes and a lot of highlights, where the piaff and passage were really special. We got 9s in trot half-pass and canter piroutte. We ended up riding our best score to this day, 76% and a victory in Grand Prix. So crazy and really extraordinary for an 8-year old.

Cathrine Dufour Bohemian

On Saturday we had the Grand Prix Special. We had an even better warm-up this time, and again he was so focused on the arena. We had a small error in the transition from free trot to half-pass and in the one tempies. But other than that, I had a really good feeling. Again our score landed on more than 76%, which was enough for placing 2nd.

I’m so proud of Bohemian, and I’m sure that we’ll have some really nice experiences together in the future. Huge congrats to the owners of Bohemian, the Zinglersen family.

Now I’m looking forward to the next couple of months, which are all about World Cup qualifications, which we now dare to move forward with. Thank you to the Danish audience for once again giving us riders and amazing experience in Jyske Bank Boxen – You’re incredible!

All photos from Ridehesten

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I år blev det ikke til World Cup for mig i Herning, men i stedet CDI3* med Bohemian. Jeg overvejede om vi skulle ride World Cuppen, men blev enig med mig selv om, at han havde godt af en tur i en 3* tour endnu en gang for at få maksimal selvtillid bygget op sammen med ham.

Første start i CDI3* touren var fredag formiddag, og allerede fra start virkede Bohemian super klar på opvarmningen. Han var en smule tændt, men virkede fokuseret så snart vi gik på banen. Han brillierede virkelig i Grand Prix’en. Fejlfri tur med virkelig mange highlights hvor specielt piaff og passage skal fremhæves. Vi høstede 9-taller i bl.a. trav traverserne og galop pio. Vi endte med at ride vores bedste score hidtil, 76% og en sejr i Grand Prix. Ret vildt og fuldstændig ekstraordinært for en 8 års hest.

Lørdagen bød så på Grand Prix Special. Vi fik en endnu bedre opvarmning denne gang, og igen var han vildt fokuseret på banen. Vi fik en lille fejl i en overgang til passage efter den frie trav, og derud over en fejl i 1’er serierne. Men udover det, så havde jeg en vildt fed fornemmelse. Endnu engang blev scoren mere end 76%, hvilket rakte til en 2. plads.

Jeg er pave stolt over Bohemian, og er sikker på at fremtiden nok skal bringe nogle virkelig gode oplevelser med sig. Kæmpe tillykke til ejerne af Bohemian, familien Zinglersen.

Nu glæder jeg mig til de kommende par måneder som skal stå på et par World Cup kvalifikationer, som vi nu godt tør kaste os ud i. Tak til det danske publikum for endnu engang at give os ryttere en ekstraordinær oplevelse i Jyske Bank Boxen - i er fantastiske!

 

Alle fotos fra Ridehesten


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